Don Grundy

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Location: Liberty, MO
Country: USA

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All alone out here trying to learn. Thankful for the Prairie Dulcimer Club.
The picture is of my Cedar Creek Walnut Classic Petite dulcimer.

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Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 5 days ago • comments: 32
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-clark: Developing Noter Drone Playing – The Melodic Style
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "NDD (New Dulcimer Day) Thread - Let's See Them":
"Do you have a new dulcimer?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @susie: NDD (New Dulcimer Day) Thread - Let's See Them
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @kendra-ward: Lillie’s Lullaby
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @oldmdpicker: Wanted: Morning has broken TABs
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ariane: Online Advent Calendar
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Play Music On The Porch Day 2019":
"We played on the bench."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What’s your favourite playing style and why?":
"I prefer using my fingers for strumming and picking but I don’t get as precise a sound without a pick."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What’s your favourite playing style and why?":
"These answers are testament to the fact that the dulcimer is a magnificent instrument."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @tatts: What’s your favourite playing style and why?
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What’s your favourite playing style and why?":
"Call me blissfully confused. I find my DAA tuned dulcimers to be zen like and totally relaxing. I enjoy the chords and fingerpicking on my DAD dulcimers...."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Conversation with John Crocker":
"86 and still playing. John is my idol. Thank you for the interview!!!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @redmando: Conversation with John Crocker
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dad tuning":
"My backpackers are tuned GDG and GDDD. If you ask they could tune them DAD."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @redmando: Conversation with Dan Evans
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Conversation with Dan Evans":
"Great interview! Thanks for the YouTube videos."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Conversation with Doug Berch":
"Thanks! Great interview; it’s fun to learn about dulcimer builders and players. Keep up the good work."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Conversations with Mountain Dulcimer Players":
"I’m looking forward to them."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Conversations with Mountain Dulcimer Players":
"I enjoyed your blog! Keep it up!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!:
"Don Grundy: I don’t seem to be able to post a picture. And yet I did post a picture."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!:
"I don’t seem to be able to post a picture."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!:
"I have a Wren Feather Dulcimer and it sits on my lap most of the day.  "
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hearts Of The Dulcimer Podcast In Its 5th Year":
"This is a GREAT podcast. Every episode is interesting and informative. If you want to hear from some of our best players. Subscribe! I listen over and over!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "FOTMD's 10th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer Contest!! (contest CLOSED)":
"I’ll be here!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"He’s a great little guy."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Boon. A Havanese "
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"Ham and cheese sandwich and cottage cheese and cantaloupe; while my wife and daughter go to Starlight Theatre."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "FOTMD's 10th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer Contest!! (contest CLOSED)":
"Don Grundy And what is the pickled dulcimer? Sorry for sounding so foolish."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "comfortable shape on homemade pick":
"Thank you. I’m always trying a pick and then going back to using my fingers."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "comfortable shape on homemade pick":
"I can’t tell. Is it heart shaped?"

Latest Group Discussions

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Don Grundy

7+ Fret


I took a dulcimer to a luthier used by all of the local music stores....
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 15
Don Grundy

Additional frets playing traditionally?


Do players add 1.5, 6.5, 8.5 or 13.5 frets when playing in traditional...
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Anyone else tune GDg?


I have two backpacker dulcimers with 22.5 VSL.  Both are tuned GDG and...
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 8
Don Grundy

Frets on noter/drone dulcimer


Are the frets different on a noter/ drone dulcimer than the frets on a...
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 6
Don Grundy

I, IV, V chords


Last night we went to a concert.  There were guitars and ukuleles. At...
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Playing chords in GDg


if I’m playing DAd tabs with a dulcimer tuned GDg....what key am I...
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

DAd


Can any size dulcimer be strong and tuned DAd?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

DAD to DAA


Do I tighten or loosen the melody string?  Thanks!
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

Drone playing in DAD?


I read an article in Dulcimer Players Magazine and I’m not sure I...
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 16
Don Grundy

3 or 4 strings?


When you’re playing melody notes and chords. DAD tuning. Do you play...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 16
Don Grundy

Do you have a way to stand up and play?


Okay, at 70 I don’t exercise much. But the doctor encouraged me to get...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Cedar Creek Dulcimers in Branson


I’m thinking of getting their Walnut Classic Petite Dulcimer. Any thoughts?
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 21
Don Grundy

Argh!!! Which fingers to use for chords


I keep moving my dulcimer on my lap and changing fingers on chords....
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 9
Don Grundy

Optimum chair


What is your favorite chair? Why? Tying flies and playing the...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

How often do you play/practice?


Are you organized in your playing? Every day? How long?
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

Which frets should I add?


1 1/2;? 6 1/2?; 8 1/2?; 13 1/2?
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 13
Don Grundy

Short leather strap on dulcimer


Is this used to hang your dulcimer on the wall?
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

KC, Missouri to Denver


Strings okay?
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Don Grundy

DAA to DAD to DAA--how often?


How often do you retune your dulcimer from DAA to DAD---back and forth?
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 29

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Don Grundy
08/09/18 11:32:23PM @don-grundy:

Thank you!


Strumelia
01/06/18 12:12:43AM @strumelia:

Don, thank you so much for your thoughtful Patron donations to FOTMD!  bighug


Don Grundy
07/14/17 05:55:28PM @don-grundy:

We have sold the house we raised the kids in.  Now we're all on one floor.  So being able to play softly means I can play anytime, anywhere....not something I can do with my diatonic and chromatic harmonicas.  I am anxious to learn as much as possible. Thanks.


Ken Longfield
07/14/17 05:31:41PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Don. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Don Grundy
07/14/17 08:36:45AM @don-grundy:

Thanks, I do appreciate your patience.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
07/14/17 06:59:07AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Don, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Rob N Lackey
07/12/17 08:21:02PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Don, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Don Grundy
07/12/17 03:33:44PM @don-grundy:

Thanks.  It's lonely out here.  Prairie Dulcimer meets the third Saturday but we ALWAYS have been busy.....Argh!


Jim Fawcett
07/12/17 03:22:21PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Don, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.